Archive For November, 2007

Smoked Sausage and Apple Whole Wheat Dressing

By admin | November 23, 2007

Dressing is probably my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. It’s really just a medium to carry gravy to my mouth without me tipping up the gravy boat like a total slob. However dressing is a malleable medium, capable of reflecting infinite textures and flavors. I can never get bored with dressing. This particular dressing is, [...]

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Thai Coconut Curry Soup with Mushrooms and Tofu

By admin | November 22, 2007

During the holiday season there is a lot of roasted, braised, baked and stewed food available. Rich, sumptuous decadence is the theme of the season. In fact, it was while making a sausage dressing and marinating a bird on Thanksgiving Eve that I made this light, yet satisfying soup for dinner. I think subconsciously I [...]

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Kale in a Spicy Sundried Tomato Broth

By admin | November 21, 2007

For this dish, I borrowed a little spiciness from Jamaica and some sweetness from the Mediterranean sun. This dish was darned tasty in the 10-15 minutes of preparation and cooking, but it was even better when re-heated and served for dinner the next day. This dish is low in fat (almost non-existent), vegan (not just [...]

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Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast with Cranberry Glaze

By admin | November 18, 2007

This is an easy roast, especially for those who don’t cook. I mean, let’s face it. Just the word “roast” sounds impressive, reminiscent of some long-lost housewifey tradition or closely guarded chef’s secret stuffed in a kitchen vault somewhere. But don’t be intimidated. A roast is just a big piece of meat that can pretty [...]

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Grilled Lamb in Rosemary-Tomato Broth with Crispy Curry Chickpeas

By admin | November 10, 2007

Around here we love our grill. What a great way to cook meat. Honestly, if it weren’t for our grill – a little cast iron kettle-style job – we probably would be vegetarians. Well, almost vegetarians. What makes grilling so fantastic (besides being a low-fat cooking method that just happens to keep the house cool [...]

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